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October 21, 2014

POPULAR DOCUMENTARY, GMO OMG, WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS

Silk® and Horizon® Congratulate Filmmakers on Exciting Achievement

Broomfield, Colo. (October 20, 2014) – Silk,® the brand known for its best-selling soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk, and Horizon,® the leading national organic dairy brand, would like to congratulate filmmakers Joshua Kunau and Jeremy Seifert on the recent award for their documentary GMO OMG at the 2014 Environmental Media Awards. GMO OMG won the Best Documentary category at the awards event, which took place on October 18 in Los Angeles and was presented by the Environmental Media Association (EMA).

The film, supported by Silk and Horizon, explores how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may impact our health, our planet and our freedom to choose what’s in the food we eat. It traces filmmaker Jeremy Siefert’s journey as a concerned father from Haiti to Norway to Paris in search of the truth about GMOs.

“Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Josh, Jeremy and the entire GMO OMG crew for this nomination,” said Mike Ferry, President of Horizon. “Silk and Horizon are proud to support GMO OMG as a way to continue to highlight the need for mandatory national GMO labeling and the right for people to know what’s in the food and beverages they eat and drink.”

In addition to its recognition at the EMA Awards, GMO OMG received the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Yale Environmental Film Festival and the award for Best Documentary at this year’s Berkshire Film Festival.

WhiteWave Foods, parent company of Silk and Horizon, supports a national standard for labeling because the company believes that consumers everywhere, in all 50 states, have the same right to know what’s in their food. A national standard for GMO labeling would provide consistency for consumers and avoid the potential for 50 different standards in 50 different states.

During the past three years, WhiteWave, Silk and Horizon have given more than $1 million to support the non-GMO movement. Additionally, Silk and Horizon use two national labels that regulate the use of GMOs. Silk’s entire plant-based beverage portfolio is either enrolled in or verified by the Non-GMO Project. Horizon products are organic, and the National Organic Program (NOP) prohibits the use of GMOs within organic food production. People know the certified organic label means their food is produced without the use of GMOs. Products labeled as “made with organic” are also regulated by the NOP and certified by and independent, third party certifier

To learn more about the film, view a trailer or purchase the film, please visit http://www.gmofilm.com/.

ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY

The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce throughout North America and Europe. The Company is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products. The Company’s widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES®* coffee creamers and beverages, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® certified organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. To learn more about WhiteWave, visit www.whitewave.com; and for more information about Earthbound Farm, visit www.ebfarm.com.

*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O’Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.

ABOUT Silk

Silk makes and sells a variety of wholesome dairy alternatives including soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk, as well as juice blends. We believe the best foods start with ingredients that are responsibly grown and stay as close to nature as possible. That’s why we champion nongenetically modified foods, and every Silk product is enrolled in The Non-GMO Project’s product verification program.

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2014

October 21, 2014

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September 17, 2014

The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Agreement to Acquire So Delicious® Dairy Free

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September 15, 2014

WhiteWave Foods Announces Offering of $350 million in Senior Notes

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September 12, 2014

Horizon Organic® HOPE and National Quality Awards Recipients Announced During Farm Aid 2014

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August 26, 2014

WHITEWAVE FOODS TO PRESENT AT BARCLAYS BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONSUMER CONFERENCE

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August 7, 2014

WHITEWAVE FOODS REPORTS RECORD SECOND QUARTER 2014 RESULTS

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July 22, 2014

NEW CROP OF ORGANIC LEADERS PRESENTED WITH HORIZON ORGANIC 2014 HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS

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July 21, 2014

WhiteWave Foods Celebrates First Year as an Independent Company

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July 16, 2014

WhiteWave Foods Opens Company’s First Certified Green Manufacturing Plant

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May 19, 2014

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almondmilk in Half Gallon Silk Light Original Soymilk Containers

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May 6, 2014

Nationally-Recognized Running Coach Ric Rojas to Train Employees for BolderBOULDER

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April 15, 2014

WHITEWAVE FOODS RECOGNIZED AS TOP WORKPLACE BY DENVER POST FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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February 7, 2014

The WhiteWave Foods Company to present at The Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference

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January 21, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts Partners with WhiteWave Foods to Introduce New Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Creamers

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January 6, 2014

The WhiteWave Foods Company Names Kevin Yost, President of Newly Acquired Earthbound Farm Business

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January 6, 2014

The WhiteWave Foods Company to Form Joint Venture with China Mengniu Dairy Company

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January 3, 2014

The WhiteWave Foods Company Completes Acquisition of Earthbound Farm

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2013

December 9, 2013

The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Agreement to Acquire Earthbound Farm

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November 5, 2013

WhiteWave Foods Creates Month-Long, Company-Strong Volunteer Month

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October 1, 2013

Boulder Hosts Special Screening of GMO OMG

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September 25, 2013

WhiteWave Foods Becomes one of the First U.S. Companies to Source Sustainbale Palm Oil

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August 26, 2013

The WhiteWave Foods Company to Present At Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference

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July 9, 2013

The WhiteWave Foods Company Earns National Honors For Industry-Leading Growth

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June 26, 2013

WhiteWave Spin-off from Dean Foods Completed

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May 31, 2013

WhiteWave Foods Earns Top Honors in Annual Food Drive Competition

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May 23, 2013

The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Sustainability and Community Results

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April 23, 2013

Whitewave Foods Named to Denver Post Top Places To Work

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April 14, 2013

Horizon Organic® Launches First Organic Milk with DHA OMEGA-3 single serve milk boxes

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February 20, 2013

SILK® Increases Commitment to Water Restoration and Conservation Efforts

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February 20, 2013

Silk Increases Commitment to Water Restoration and Conservation Efforts

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January 30, 2013

The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Upcoming Webcast of Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Earnings

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January 4, 2013

WhiteWave Foods Enlists Nationally-Recognized Running Coach Ric Rojas to Train Employees

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2012

December 3, 2012

WhiteWave Foods Announces Sale of Assets to Morningstar Foods

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November 30, 2012

WhiteWave Foods Reports Strong Third Quarter 2012 Results

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October 25, 2012

Pricing of Initial Public Offering Press Release

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March 9, 2012

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May 31, 2013

Alpro wants to make consumers aware of the impact of their behaviour

And is willing to act on its word: Alpro halves waste production compared to 2008 and reduces CO2 emissions of its factories by 14%, while production volumes have risen by 17%
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Alpro, a pioneer in the field of plant-based food, is organising a conference today on sustainable eating habits and consumer behaviour. The conference shows how consumers can more easily than generally thought make a greater contribution to the preservation of the planet via their food choices. Sustainable food is not synonymous with organic, expensive, time-consuming or complicated. A sustainable consumer diet is perfectly feasible if it contains at least two thirds plant-based foodstuffs. Alpro considers this is not only the responsibility of the consumer, but is also making more efforts than ever itself to reduce its own ecological footprint.

Informing consumers

Western consumer behaviour is pushing the planet with its 7 billion inhabitants to its limits. Informing and educating consumers about the impact of their behaviour is a massive challenge. There are countless myths maintaining the image of sustainable eating as something for idealists’ or for people with a lot of time and money. “By replacing animal foods such as meat or milk in the daily diet with plant-based variations, consumers can reduce their food costs by 10%,” says Janice Harland, nutritionist at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Consumers are not sufficiently aware that not only is healthier eating important, but that both healthy and sustainable food go hand in hand. “For example, people who eat less red meat often compensate by eating more poultry, fish and dairy products, which can ultimately increase the pressure on the environment,” says Harland.

However, a wide variety of nutritious plant-based alternatives is available on supermarket shelves. According to Wim Verbeke, professor in agro-food marketing and consumer behaviour at the University of Ghent, “43% of Flemish people think their ecological footprint is fine although on a global level Flanders is one of the regions that puts most pressure on the environment.”

“Together with other stakeholders such as policymakers, NGO’s and retailers, we are taking on the challenge of making consumers realise the importance of sustainable consumption. We are investing a lot of time and resources in this project, including our biennial sustainability report and initiatives such as this conference”, says Bernard Deryckere, CEO of Alpro.

Convincing consumers: make it easy

It turns out that even well-informed consumers do not easily change their consumption pattern. Nevertheless, the conference shows that a contribution by every single consumer can make the difference. Getting consumers to act on their words and actually change their consumption pattern is the big challenge which Alpro as a company wants to take on as a challenge.

“One thing we know: providing clear information is difficult, but changing the behaviour of well-informed consumers is even harder.. The new lifestyle which we will all eventually have to accept, does not have to be expensive and certainly doesn’t have to be difficult,” according to Bernard Deryckere. “The solution consists in inverting our traditional diet of 2/3 animal-based food and 1/3 plant-based food”.

‘Walk the talk’: Alpro sets a good example

The biennial Sustainability Report published today shows that Alpro has put more effort than ever into setting a good example as a sustainable company. The CO2 emissions of the factories of Alpro have fallen by 14% since 2008, while production volume has risen by 17%. Alpro, the first European food company to be part of the WWF Climate Savers programme, is rightly proud of this achievement.

Additionally, Alpro has almost halved its waste. And since 2011, the company has been using a different cap for its soya drinks, which economises 0.96 kg of plastic per 1000 litres of soya drink. In addition, Alpro has made the packaging for its yoghurt products 0.1 mm thinner, which has resulted in 1 kg less plastic per 1000 kg product, with no reduction in quality. Furthermore, at least 1 barge carrying 20 containers of soya beans moors at the quay in Wevelgem every week, which means that 1,200 fewer trucks are clogging traffic every year.

“These are just a handful of the many efforts that we have made in production, transport and packaging. However, the core of our sustainability lies in the type of products we bring to market”, says Koen Bouckaert, Vice President Strategy & Business Development at Alpro. “Plant-based food puts far less pressure on the environment. It requires less land and water and produces fewer CO2 emissions than animal-based food. Cow milk requires 3 times more land and 2.5 times more water than a soya drink, while the CO2 emission for cow milk is 5 times higher.”

“Even plant-based products made, for example, of almonds, put much less pressure on the environment. By building our company around our DNA of plant-based food, we put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. It is also worth knowing that plant-based products currently make up only 1.8% of the European dairy market, so there is a lot of potential for lowering the environmental impact of our food choices. That’s why we are calling on all stakeholders to make an active contribution to this mission.”

ABOUT Alpro

For more than 30 years, Alpro has been Europe’s most innovative creator of delicious, nutritious, plant-based foods. We not only pioneered the soyfoods category, but also almond and hazelnut beverage innovations—the first non-soy, plant-based milk alternatives to be commercialized on a large scale in Europe. Our product lines also include plant-based alternatives to yogurt, cream, and margarine—and all Alpro products are non-GMO certified.

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